Football Announces 2019 Schedule

Football Announces 2019 Schedule

Harvard will kick off its 146th campaign at San Diego Sept. 21.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard football team has announced its 2019 season schedule, which features five games at Harvard Stadium and five road bouts, including a trip to New Haven, Connecticut for the 136th playing of The Game at the Yale Bowl on Nov. 23, 2019.

Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, will be entering his 26th season at the helm. Murphy, who has led Harvard to nine Ivy League titles in his tenure, owns a 174-75 overall record with the Crimson and is five wins shy of tying Yale's Carmen Cozza (179) for most overall victories in conference history. Murphy (122) is also 13 victories away from tying Cozza (135) for most wins in Ivy League games.

The Crimson opens up its 146th season on the road with a trip to the West Coast to take on San Diego on Sept. 21. Harvard then takes on its first Ivy League opponent when Brown comes to Cambridge for the Crimson's home opener on Sept. 28.

After taking on the Bears, the Crimson continues its three-game homestand with visits from Howard, the first-ever meeting between the schools, on Oct. 5 and the Cornell Big Red on Oct. 12. Harvard closes out its October schedule on the road with trips to Holy Cross on Oct. 19 and an Ivy League battle at Princeton on Oct. 26.

In the last stretch of the schedule, the Crimson hosts Dartmouth on Nov. 2 before traveling to New York City to take on Columbia on Nov. 9. The final home contest of the year sees the Crimson squaring off against Penn for Senior Day on Nov. 16 in Harvard Stadium.  

Harvard concludes its season with The Game on Nov. 23 at the Yale Bowl.

The Crimson is coming off a 6-4 season in 2018, as Harvard finished 4-3 in Ivy League contests.

All game dates are subject to change. Kick-off times, television and ticket information will be announced at a later date. Each of Harvard's home non-conference games, and all Ivy League games not being televised, will be broadcast live on ESPN+.